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LARRY CORDLE (AND LONESOME STANDARD TIME)

  • From Cordell, Kentucky (named after his ancestors). Ricky Skaggs is also from Cordell. They were neighbors. Lives in Nashville.
  • While in the service, played in a rock band called “Hot Lucy.”
  • After getting out of the service, he became an accountant.
  • Songwriting credits: “Two Highways” (Alison Krauss), “Lonesome Standard Time” (Kathy Mattea), “Lonesome Dove” (Tisha Yearwood), “Highway 40 Blues” (Ricky Skaggs), “Against the Grain” (Garth Brooks) and “Murder on Music Row” (George Strait and Alan Jackson).
  • 1990, with fiddler Glen Duncan, formed the band Lonesome Standard Time. They were originally known as “Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan and Lonesome Standard Time.”
  • 1993, released “Mighty Lonesome” album (Sugar Hill).
  • 1993, won IBMA award for Song of the Year (“Lonesome Standard Time”).
  • 1995, released “Lonesome As It Gets” album (Sugar Hill).
  • 1995, disbanded the group.
  • 1998, re-formed as “Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time.”
  • 1999, released Murder On Music Row album (Shell Point Records).
  • 2000, won both the CMA and IBMA awards for Song of the Year (“Murder on Music Row,” co-written with Larry Shell.)
  • 2001, won a second CMA award for “Murder on Music Row.”
  • 2002, released Songs From the Workbench album (Shell Point).
  • 2004, released a Lynard Skynard tribute album Lonesome Skynyrd Time (CMH Records).
  • 2004, recorded the song “You’re Runnin’ Wild” in a trio with Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley on the album “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers” which won a Grammy for Best Country Album.
  • 2007, released Took Down & Put Up album (Lonesome Day Records).
  • 2011, released Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ album (Mighty Cord Records).
  • 2014, released an album of duets (All Star Duets) with some of the artists who have recorded his songs including Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Diamond Rio and Kathy Mattea (Mighty Cord Records).
  • 2015, inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
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